Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hi, Chai and Fruit Cake

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I know we did. Our son and his family, who live in NJ, Skyped us Christmas morning, and we got to see the grands open their presents. What fun! 
Later in the afternoon, Hubby and I went to my aunt's house for a big supper with all the cousins and their spouses. 
My aunt always makes homemade egg nog. Whoo! Hoo! Between the egg nog and the rum balls one of the cousins made, we didn't dare breath anywhere near the candles. :)

There isn't much new going on around the house right now. We don't take down our decorations til after the New Year, so there's nothing new to show you. It's so cold and windy today, all I want to do is curl up on the sofa with a cozy throw and something warm to drink.

I think our son is trying to encourage us to be "suphis-tu-cated". One of the Christmas presents he gave us is a pair of beautiful copper mugs...for serving Moscow Mules. 
Well, DUH! I'd never heard of a Moscow Mule. I thought I'd make one, but after looking up the recipe, I decided there was no way I was making an ice cold drink in this weather. So, I decided to fill my mug with Chai Chai latte.

I use tea bags, making it according to the directions...or a bit stronger... adding milk and white or brown sugar to taste.
You can also make it from scratch. Here's a link for the recipe.
Of course, I'm not compensated in any way for mentioning this brand.

A large dollop of whipped cream on top is really yummy, too...

...and a slice...or two, of fruit cake. Ok...ok...I know some of you don't like fruit can just pass on the fruit cake.

There. I'm feeling warmer already. Come on over. I'll make a latte for you, too. 
I'll be by to visit everyone to see what you're doing for the New Year. 
If it's cold like it is today, I might just have another latte, and watch the ball drop on TV. 

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday


Anonymous said...

That looks wonderful, Babs!

Sarah said...

The copper mugs are beautiful, and that drink is new to me too. A hot cup of tea sounds good. Cold here too.
Stay warm and enjoy the leisure time.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Babs, We leave our decorations up to enjoy too. Cold and windy here and a great evening for your hot drink and fruit cake. Love the copper mugs. Best wishes for a fabulous New Year.......

The French Hutch

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That plate looks so pretty Babs and I love the copper mugs!! Happy New Year friend!

Unknown said...

Looks so warm and wonderful. My hubby is the fruitcake person in our house. I will eat it, but he will eat ALL of it! :) I baked two during the Christmas holidays, and also made some fruitcake cookies, and bought several small ones for him as well. It's his absolute favorite cake. Enjoy your evening!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks good and yes, this is stay inside weather. There was snow mixed int the rain when I left the movie in Suwanee.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Babs, I love Chai, I was introduced to this drink when I visited India....and yes please, I will always accept a piece of fruit cake, being English, we love it over here. Have a lovely day, Best Wishes Daphne

Suzan said...

I love fruitcake!! Not sure what all the hoopla about it - but Mom use to pour rum on it, then wrap it in one of her kitchen towels, put it in a bag and then in the refrigerator! It would be gone by the end of the night!!

Kelly said...

Those copper mugs are so pretty! It does make whatever you drink in them better, doesn't it? It was sooooo cold and awful yesterday. We went out to eat and then to the grocery store and braved the elements. It was blowing sleet and felt like a snow storm was near. It was a welcome sight to see the sun shining again this morning!

Alycia Nichols said...

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!! It ate my comment!!!! You know how I tend to ramble on in my comments, so I can't recapture it. Suffice it to say, I'm glad you got a chance to watch the grandchildren open gifts, your mugs are cool, and Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Olive said...

Hi Babs, I had not thought of using the whipped cream. That is a great idea. I really love the chai latte but chai tea not so much. I am an enormous coffee drinker. Happy New Year, Olive

On Crooked Creek said...

Thanks so much, dear friend!!!
Have a Happy New year blessed with health and prosperity!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like the perfect way to spend a post Christmas day.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

Happy New Year!

- The Tablescaper

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Gorgeous copper mugs! I'm with you - keep it warm and cozy at this time of year. I love Chai flavored tea! I'll pass on the fruit cake :)

Savannah Granny said...

Babs, I have enjoyed our visits this year and look forward to next year.
Your gift of copper mugs was great, they look great and the drinks sound scrumptious. Enjoy your Christmas decor. I certainly missed putting up mine.
We just got in from Illinois. Got caught up in the snow storm, so glad to be home.
Happy New Year! Ginger

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I'll take the late, and watch you eat the pound cake! Happy New Year!

Kathleen said...

Happy 2013, Babs! Not a nog or fruitcake gal, but I'll fill hat copper mg with something non alcoholic and enjoy it!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

I keep trying different Chai teas, but haven't found one I like (I know, I must be the only person on the planet who doesn't like Chai tea), but maybe if I had it in a beautiful copper mug.....hmmmm? Cozy up, lady, and enjoy!


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Those copper mugs are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again today. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse